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Pressure Ulcers

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This pressure ulcer course aims to deepen your understanding of pressure ulcers and how they should be prevented and treated. This course also contains photos of pressure ulcers, some of which students may find graphic, however for any graphic photos students can decide if they want to view them.

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All about this Pressure Ulcers Course

This pressure ulcer course is suitable for anyone working in a care setting who may have to deal with ulcers. The first unit of the course aims to strengthen your understanding of what a pressure ulcer is and how they develop.

You will then explore the mechanisms that can lead to pressure ulcers developing, you will also learn where on the body pressure damage is most likely and what factors will increase an individual’s risk of pressure ulcer development.

You will then move onto take a more in-depth look at the factors that increase an individual’s risk of developing pressure damage, as well as how pressure damage will present and how it may look when it develops into later categories.

The third unit focuses on how pressure damage is treated, including how fundamental care principles can aid the healing of pressure damage and stop its development, the unit will also discuss dressing selection and wound cleansing techniques, you will also learn about the use of debridement, surgery and negative pressure therapy.

In the final unit you will learn how pressure damage can be avoided and you will explore each principle of the aSSKINg framework and how it should inform pressure damage prevention, you will also gain knowledge of how these techniques should be encouraged for individuals to manage their own pressure areas.

Important terminology will be put in bold throughout the course.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Suitable for those working in care settings
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Pressure Ulcers – The first unit of the pressure ulcer course aims to give a foundation of fundamental knowledge regarding pressure ulcers, you will also explore UK statistics for pressure damage and why it is essential to understand how to avoid pressure damage.
  • Unit 2 – Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms – In this unit you will look at the risk factors associated with pressure damage, the signs it is developing and the symptoms of it worsening. You will also learn how professionals can assess risk and escalate a need for additional support.
  • Unit 3 – Treatment – This unit will explore the treatments available for pressure ulcers, including how to treat pressure ulcers at all stages, you will also learn how to support someone with a pressure ulcer and how it may affect them mentally.
  • Unit 4 – Prevention – In the final unit of the pressure ulcer course you will look at how pressure ulcers can be prevented, including assessments and care plan needs for those at risk of pressure ulcers.

Skills for Care

The CPD Online College are endorsed by Skills for Care, the largest body for workforce development in social care in England. Only the best care training providers are able to meet their stringent requirements and the Skills for Care endorsement is the hallmark of quality when it comes to courses in the care sector.

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Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

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Pressure Ulcers
£20 + VAT